January 30, 2019
Young Vansdirect sponsored racer Louis Foster has made the move to the F4 British Championship for the 2019 season, after concluding a deal to join defending F4 champions Double R Racing – Vansdirect reveals all!
The highly rated 15-year-old racer from Hampshire enjoyed a staggering debut season in car racing in 2018, comfortably securing the top rookie spot and also claiming second place overall in the Ginetta Junior Championship.
The student from Lord Wandsworth College amassed an excellent nine overall race victories as well as ten further podium finishes, in a record-breaking campaign. The campaign saw Louis become the first rookie to win three races in a weekend, as well as becoming the first driver to secure five successive wins and the youngest driver to take an overall victory.
Louis Foster also scored the most points of any driver in the Ginetta Junior Championship, before dropped scores were taken into account.
All of these achievements certainly turned a lot of heads, including Double R racing and with Louis Foster considering his options over the winter, he is now set to take his first step onto the single-seater ladder after joining them for the season ahead.
Based in Woking, Double R racing claimed the British F4 crown last year with Kiern Jewiss, another graduate from the Ginetta Junior Championships, they also lifted the BRDC British F3 crown with Linue Lundqvist.
Louis will now be looking at maintaining the run of success from 2018 when the new season commences at Brands Hatch on the 6th of April, 30 races will take place at 10 meetings across the year.
Louis Foster spoke of his delight at joining Double R for the upcoming campaign, commenting:
”I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be joining Double R for the British F4 Championship, the team are proven winners and have all the capability of delivering a championship winning car. Seeing how successful they were last season in F4 and F3, it fills me with a lot of confidence as I make my debut in single seaters.
Making the step from Ginetta Junior to F4 is going to be a tricky one, but I’m confident in my abilities and with the expert guidance of the Double R team, there’s no reason we can’t be fighting at the front this season.”
Team principal of Double R Racing Anthony Hieatt was delighted to have Louis on board and Is confident he’ll be one to watch in 2019, commenting:
“It’s fantastic news to be able to confirm Louis as a Double R driver for 2019 and we’re all looking forward to working with him during the coming season”, we were super impressed with his performances in Ginetta Junior last year and have no doubt he’s going to be an incredibly competitive driver in his first season in British F4 with us.
Obviously, last season was fantastic for Double R winning both the British F4 and BRDC British Formula 3 titles and we’re determined to battle every bit as hard again this year. Louis is a great young prospect and we’re delighted he’ll be racing in Double R colours in 2019.”
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